ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Common murres look like skinny penguins but fly like F-15 fighter jets.
When the big waves come, so does a tsunami of viral videos of bad behavior and sheer disregard for safety. This season's run of awful videos was gut wrenching and frustrating. Still, it started me thinking more about that behavior. While the most recent tragedy where two children were lost to waves was not a result of willful disregard (it was more likely a freak wave), there were an unbelievable array of storm vids showing a complete recklessness.
Lance Underwood fears for local fisheries
TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. — A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world's biggest tech companies.
A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world's biggest tech companies.
After recent declines, a new breeding program could help safeguard the cockle's future as a food source for tribes like the Suquamish.
New rules by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have gone into effect on Jan. 1 to increase protections to deep-sea ecosystems by creating one of the largest marine protected areas off the U.S. West Coast while simultaneously re-opening newly restored fishing grounds.
Washington may soon have an official state clam. A new proposal filed in the Washington State Legislature suggests designating the Pacific razor clam as the official clam of the state of Washington.
Proposed expansion will provide protection for prime aquatic habitat surrounding McNeil Island and south Key Peninsula.
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s 54-acre Possession Sound Preserve will open to the public in 2020.
Bipartisan language was added to the 2020 spending bill Dec. 16 that will forgive more than $10 million in accrued loan interest that was forced onto the Pacific Coast ground fishing fleet.
A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast.
In October I wrote about a large area of much warmer than normal water in the north Pacific. The warm area of water influenced our storm track in October and November. Now the large area of warm water has been fading fast over the past month. The water temperatures now in the Pacific appear to be allowing a whole different storm track to emerge.
Killer whales prefer to eat only the biggest, juiciest Chinook salmon they can find. The larger the fish, the more energy a whale can get for its meal.
Consistently ranked as the 4th largest farmed Atlantic salmon producer in the world, farmed salmon continues to be B.C.’s most valuable seafood export
Fishing for fall chinook is now banned in multiple rivers on Oregon’s north coast because extremely dry conditions have fueled a widespread die-off of the species.
The Tillamook Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the opening of a tourism-related facilities grant round, opening Wednesday, Dec. 11. To bring us up to present, the county collects transient lodging tax (TLT) from qualifying overnight rentals throughout Tillamook County.
Giant turbines, other advances, will significantly cut costs, experts say.
On the surface, the Salish Sea looks beautiful, but it is in grave trouble. Southern Resident orcas, Chinook salmon, steelhead, and many other species are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Toxic chemicals and pharmaceuticals continue to pollute our waterways. Shellfish beds are routinely closed to commercial and recreational harvest due to fecal contamination. More indicators point in the direction of continued decay than in the direction of recovery, but the picture is not entirely without hope.
In an attempt to balance the San Juan County Parks budget, food trucks, ‘glamping’ and making Shaw park day-use only are all options on the table.